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Unread 03-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #31
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ahh, for some reason i thought you dd'ed the LJ

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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #32
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I do, and the mountain bike. I thought you meant while the LJ was down. The LJ is my only vehicle, nissan is a backup.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #33
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Alright so I'm just about finished up with the dash/ switch panel. I just need to finish up the wiring and it should be good to go



I used some thin sheet metal an bent it up
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Caulked to smooth it out
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Duplicolor spray bedliner. Nice tough texture but not too tough

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Nice! Love the tiki man switch. How did you end up attaching it? Is the caulk the only thing that holds the panel in?
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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #35
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I epoxied it in place and then caulked everything so it should be fairly sturdy. I should have taken pictures from the back side but I epoxied the top and bottom lips and then caulked all the nooks and crannies



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Unread 03-27-2013, 10:20 AM   #36
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Looks pretty good!
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Unread 03-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #37
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thanks a lot gents. ill be out of town starting tomorrow through monday, then leaving again next thursday so i wouldnt expect to see any updates here for a while
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Unread 03-28-2013, 07:55 AM   #38
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oh also, i scored an anti rock off the classifieds earlier this week. should be here on monday

the anti-rock is probably gonna prompt me to finally get rid of the bumper i have for something much lighter and a little more poison spider-ish
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Great score. One of my favorite things I have ever installed. Post a side pic of your current bumper. The AR works with just about every bumper there is out there. But you can always upgrade to spider stuff....
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Great score. One of my favorite things I have ever installed. Post a side pic of your current bumper. The AR works with just about every bumper there is out there. But you can always upgrade to spider stuff....
it will fit, but i will have to remove the bumper to install. i never did like the bumper so once it is off, it will never get put back on ill try to get a picture at some point. i'm leaving this afternoon for a little west texas family vacation.
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it will fit, but i will have to remove the bumper to install. i never did like the bumper so once it is off, it will never get put back on ill try to get a picture at some point. i'm leaving this afternoon for a little west texas family vacation.
Have fun.... I assume yall are flying.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:52 PM   #42
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The trip went well minus a couple of hiccups. A major one being smashed by a freak hail storm yesterday. It came out of no where and only lasted about 15 min but did some serious damage



Here I am shooting skeet when the weather developed on the horizon
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A little scotch on the hail rocks
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Is there room in this thread for a non bayou dweller ?

I had no idea that you two were twins . Kind of ironic that yall ended up with similar rigs . Nice build so far and I am glad I wasnt in West by God Texas this afternoon !
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Is there room in this thread for a non bayou dweller ?

I had no idea that you two were twins . Kind of ironic that yall ended up with similar rigs . Nice build so far and I am glad I wasnt in West by God Texas this afternoon !
There's always room in here! Welcome to my build, where it's always a party and occasionally I wrench on my jeep.

Yeah it's pretty bizarre the way we ended up with similar rigs. I had my orange CJ7 for sale and I had a lot if calls on it within an hour of posting it. After it was pending sale a guy on the local board was really interested in it but I told him it was pretty gone but it got my gears ticking because he offered me a TJ as a trade. I instantly sent him a picture of the green CJ5 because I knew now I wouldn't have a streetable jeep. Well him being a die hard CJ enthusiast, said he wanted it and that was pretty much it. I just had no idea his TJ would be the twin of my brothers TJ haha.

Rip Orange and big green

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Love the old CJ's , I have had many in my past but the TJ/LJs make better drivers .
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